Durham Brewery Hell Fire (10%)

Hell Fire is Durham’s superb Imperial Stout, Temptation, with added Ghost chillies and it is superb.
You get a beer that pours an inky black with a little cappuccino head and smells of chocolate and window putty and plums, and taking a mouthful there’s a big round and chewy treacle tart, honey and brioche malt body and brittle and crunchy autumnal leaf litter hops with a twist of lemon juice on the side.
There’s also milk chocolate and rich black coffee, roasted nuts and rolling tobacco, all of which is pushed forward by the boozy warmth and the chilli heat that slowly grows, bringing a red pepper fruitiness along with a chest warming and tongue singeing heat to this fabulous beer.

Source: Durham Brewery

About Simon Williams

Founder of CAMRGB.
Member of The British Guild Of Beer Writers.
Leftist bigmouth.
Old and grumpy.

This entry was posted in Beer Review, CAMRGB and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Durham Brewery Hell Fire (10%)

  1. Mary says:

    The name might frighten some away, but it sounds more pleasing than the name suggests! Chocolate, coffee, and honey have all made appearance in beers before, but that chili addition combining with all the other flavours is something unique! Looking forward to giving it a whirl. Thanks for sharing!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *